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Slow Heat by Leta Blake Review

Review:

Slow Heat - Leta Blake

Professor Vale Aman has crafted a good life for himself. An unbonded omega in his mid-thirties, he’s long since given up hope that he’ll meet a compatible alpha, let alone his destined mate. He’s fulfilled by his career, his poetry, his cat, and his friends.

When Jason Sabel, a much younger alpha, imprints on Vale in a shocking and public way, longings are ignited that can’t be ignored. Fighting their strong sexual urges, Jason and Vale must agree to contract with each other before they can consummate their passion.

But for Vale, being with Jason means giving up his independence and placing his future in the hands of an untested alpha–as well as facing the scars of his own tumultuous past. He isn’t sure it’s worth it. But Jason isn’t giving up his destined mate without a fight.

This is a stand alone gay romance novel, 118,000 words, with a strong happy ending, as well as a well-crafted, non-shifter omegaverse, with alphas, betas, omegas, male pregnancy, heat, and knotting. Content warning for pregnancy loss and aftermath.

 

Review

 

Leta Blake is a very good writer and this is a compelling world that she has built.

The heroes are a fascinating. The fated mated troupe is examined with care as is the aspects of age difference, fertility, and gender.

There are no women but this book is a lot of about women’s rights or really the truth of being in the body that gives birth.

It is a heart breaking book but you will be believe in the HEA.

Why it is not a higher rated book for me is that I wanted more of the love story and some of the body issues of men giving birth just … bleh. lol And I couldn’t settle in with the tone of the book but I can see someone else really loving it.

 

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Ruth’s Baby (Ruth & Gron, #4) by V.C. Lancaster Review

   Ruth’s Baby (Ruth & Gron Book 4) by V.C. Lancaster 3 Stars 

 

The Gandry tribe has settled down after Moira’s arrival, but Ruth still feels that something is wrong. The way Gron is acting makes her think he expected something to be different. They want a family, but it’s not happening on it’s own, so Ruth makes the momentous decision to ask T’Lax for help, and do whatever it takes to hold Gron’s baby in her arms.

 

Review

If you are reading this series, of course you should read this book.

It is sweet and fun return to this world. I would have liked to be in the other heroine’s storyline more as well but I enjoyed this baby seeking adventure.

Feels like it might be the last book in this series.

A Baby for Chashan by Celia Kyle and Erin Tate Review

  A Baby for Chashan  by Celia Kyle and Erin Tate 3 Stars! 

A mother’s plea, a childless alien’s promise, and a Preor warrior torn between his mate and duty…

After a hundred years of mating, Healing Master Chashan thought he knew all there was to know about his mate, Heart Master Khaza. But the sudden presence of one adorable human baby shows him that he’s very, very wrong.

Now he has a choice: claim a human baby as his own and put joy in his mate’s heart, or turn the child over to human authorities.

Which will he choose? Honor or love?

This short story is set in the DRAGONS OF PREOR world and is a little bite of family life for those who fell in love with the Preor dragons.

 

Review

This is a quick dip into this universe with a mated couple. It is sweet and fast and good read for those who are already fans of the series.

It is pretty thin and plot and details but a nice peek at this couple with a happy baby ending.

The Beast (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #14) by J.R. Ward Review

Review:

The Beast: A Novel of the Black Dagger Brotherhood - J.R. Ward

Nothing is as it used to be for the Black Dagger Brotherhood. After avoiding war with the Shadows, alliances have shifted and lines have been drawn. The slayers of the Lessening Society are stronger than ever, preying on human weakness to acquire more money, more weapons, more power. But as the Brotherhood readies for an all-out attack on them, one of their own fights a battle within himself…
 
For Rhage, the Brother with the biggest appetites, but also the biggest heart, life was supposed to be perfect—or at the very least, perfectly enjoyable. Mary, his beloved shellan, is by his side and his King and his brothers are thriving. But Rhage can’t understand—or control—the panic and insecurity that plague him…
 
And that terrifies him—as well as distances him from his mate. After suffering mortal injury in battle, Rhage must reassess his priorities—and the answer, when it comes to him, rocks his world…and Mary’s. But Mary is on a journey of her own, one that will either bring them closer together or cause a split that neither will recover from…  

 

Review

Mary and Rhage are my favorite BDB couple so it is wonderful to spend time with them.

 

This book is charming and achey. The whole book thinks about the desire or not for childern in good and complicated ways.

 

It is a bit of a love story with the girl they wish to adopt and a healing journey.

 

This is a pleasure read for fans of the series as the cast is here and lots of secondary love stories and plots. I would not recommend it if you haven’t read the series but if you have prepare to enjoy yourself.

 

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